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Infodocket news about new EIFL OA project

ორშ, 09/05/2016 - 12:53

Article title: Africa: EIFL, Partners Announce New Project to Increase Open Access in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Publication/media outlet: www.infodocket.com

Date published: 29 April 2016

EIFL project/programme: EIFL Open Access Programme 

Language of article: English

Macedonia Public Library Advocacy Initiative

პარ, 06/05/2016 - 18:57

Over 20 public librarians will attend an EIFL workshop that aims to support countrywide advocacy for new library services and increasing public access to information and communication technology (ICT) in public libraries in Macedonia.

Croatian Public Library Advocacy Initiative

პარ, 06/05/2016 - 18:52

Over 20 Croatian public librarians will attend an EIFL workshop to learn skills needed to advocate for resourcing of new public library services that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve people’s lives.

During the workshop, led by international communications trainer Kaspars Ruklis, participants will learn communication and awareness raising skills, and will finalize advocacy and fundraising strategies.

Webinar: What is the Open Research Data Pilot?

პარ, 06/05/2016 - 18:29

Would you like to know more about Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot?

Join this joint FOSTER and NCP Academy webinar, hosted by EIFL, with Joy Davidson, Digital Curation Centre (United Kingdom), and learn more about good practices, the Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020 and what is required from Horizon 2020 project participants.  

Designing successful open access and open data policies

ხუთ, 05/05/2016 - 15:59

Working in a research funding organization, following Open Access and Open Research Data policy discussions, but feel overwhelmed with lots of new developments? Join FOSTER/PASTEUR4OA intermediate moderated e-learning course ‘Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies’ and learn more about:

OpenAIRE Webinar: Funding for APC-free OA journals and platforms

ხუთ, 05/05/2016 - 11:40

Are you publishing an APC-free (Article Processing Charges-free) open access (OA) journal? Join this OpenAIRE webinar, hosted by EIFL, and learn more about the new OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free OA journals and platforms.

Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020

ხუთ, 05/05/2016 - 11:35

Are you a part of a Horizon 2020-funded project? Would you like to know more about how to comply with the Horizon 2020 open access (OA) mandate?

Highlights from two global copyright days

ხუთ, 05/05/2016 - 10:50

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme manager, blogs about activities on UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day and WIPO World Intellectual Property Day 2016, and shares highlights from an EIFL social media campaign.

Webinar on DSpace customization

ოთხ, 04/05/2016 - 19:03

Do you manage an open access repository using DSpace free and open source software and would you like to customize it? Join us for this free webinar with Nason Bimbe (Institute of Development Studies, the UK) and Hilton Gibson (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and learn about the following:

Customization: High priority items

Open access policies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

პარ, 29/04/2016 - 11:43

EIFL and partners, Kenya Library & Information Services Consortium (KLISC), Consortium for Tanzania Universities and Research Libraries (COTUL) and Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), have launched a two-year project titled ‘Open access policy development in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to make more digital content available’.

Webinar: Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Research

ხუთ, 28/04/2016 - 14:28

Join us for this webinar with April Clyburne-Sherin, Center for Open Science (COS) to learn about the easy and practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work.

This introductory webinar is aimed at faculty, staff, and students engaged in quantitative research. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.

Webinar: adding a responsive user interface to your DSpace repository

ხუთ, 28/04/2016 - 14:23

Do you manage an open access repository using DSpace free and open source software? Would you like to add a responsive user interface?

Join us for this free webinar with Nason Bimbe (Institute of Development Studies, the UK) and Hilton Gibson (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) about enabling and building the Mirage 2 theme as well as customising it.

Date: 4 May 2016

Time: 09:00 - 10:00 (GMT)

Public Libraries Connecting the Next Billion

ოთხ, 27/04/2016 - 10:16

The important role of public libraries in providing public access to the internet has been recognized by representatives of governments, development banks, non-governmental agencies and industry attending a high-level a meeting in Washington DC.

Libraries for an inclusive society

სამ, 26/04/2016 - 19:45

The Lithuanian Library for the Blind, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and to mark Library Year in Lithuania, is organizing an international conference Libraries for an inclusive society on 24-25 October 2016 in Vilnius.

Nepal essay competition on IP and development

სამ, 26/04/2016 - 10:10

EIFL is lending its support to the first national essay competition in Nepal on IP (Intellectual Property) and development.

Copyright reform in Nepal

პარ, 22/04/2016 - 15:19

In 2015, EIFL initiated work on copyright issues for the benefit of libraries, and persons with print disabilities together with our partner, the Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC).

There were two main outcomes. A ‘Right to Read’ campaign was formed by civil society stakeholders to encourage ratification by Nepal of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities (2013). The library community was invited to dialogue with policy makers regarding copyright law and library activities and services.

Webinar on DSpace system administration

ხუთ, 21/04/2016 - 11:16

Technical system administration is an essential task for any organisation that is serious about building capacity to host their own open scholarly communication systems.

Checking server backups, server and network health and performing software upgrades are regular housekeeping tasks of DSpace system administrator. Disaster recovery is also a part a system administrator’s job.

EIFL highlights two global copyright days

ხუთ, 21/04/2016 - 09:02

To mark UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day that takes place on 23 April, and WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April, EIFL will stage an online social media campaign (here and here) that runs from 21 - 27 April 2016.

Marking World IP Day in Ukraine

სამ, 19/04/2016 - 16:18

Association ‘Informatio-Consortium’, EIFL’s partner library consortium in Ukraine, and Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine will host a roundtable (seminar) on open access (OA) journal publishing to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016 on April 26.

Participants will discuss the following topics:

Copyright reform: libraries not proxies for commercial interests

სამ, 19/04/2016 - 12:03

EIFL has co-signed a letter in response to comments made by Hachette Livre CEO, M.